The S-8 KOM unguided aviation rocket with a holly-charged fragmentation warhead of impact effect is designed for destroying of ground armoured targets (tanks, self-propelled guns, armoured vehicles, armoured personnel carriers), unarmoured ground targets (missiles, launchers, radar stations, aircrafts and helicopters on parking places, etc.) , the enemy forces and is used as armament on board the front-line aviation aircrafts.
The rockets are fired from single-loading 20-barrel launching pods of the B-8M1 type with rocket protection against kinetic heating and from launching pods of the B8V20 type.
The rocket consists of warhead and rocket motor, nozzle block and fin assembly covered by casing.
ROCKET TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Caliber (mm) 80
Rocket Mass (kg) 11.7
Rocket velocity (m/s) 610
Armor penetration (mm) 400
Fragments 3g in weights, >400
Circular error probable ( ‰) ≤3%
Temperature range (º C) -60 ~ +60
Dimensions (mm) 1,830x350x330
Volume, m3 0.2114
4 rockets in a case
Gross weight, kg 71.3